Laura Thompson

From Dark City

Laura Thompson
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BirthdateFebruary 22, 1981
ConceptBetter Than You
Played ByGillian Anderson
Player NamePax
OrderGuardians of the Veil
StatusActive PC


Dr. Laura Thompson (and she does prefer Dr. Thompson, thank you) stands out almost too much with her distinctive features and her sophisticated poise, but she dresses it down by wearing her platinum blonde hair pulled back back in a low and demure ponytail and with a pair of silver-rimmed glasses that frame inexpressive blue-gray eyes.

The thin lines of time have begun to chisel themselves into small creases at her eyes and around her mouth, and an air of intensity and intelligence is emphasized by arched brows and full, well-defined lips. She carries herself with a sort of dignified elegance that effortlessly commands attention, even when she's sitting cross-legged on top of a table at a group therapy session.


Local Girl Done Good, Dr. Thompson left Grey County to pursue a prestigious education in psychiatric medicine. After completing her residency on the West Coast, she returned to Jericho to provide much-needed psychiatric care to the people of her hometown. Her parents were older when they had her, and younger when they passed, so she inherited their property and has done some impressive redecorating with the converted farmhouse in which she now lives.

She maintains a small, private psychiatry practice that offers services on a sliding scale, and runs the local Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Because she's the only shrink for a couple dozen miles in any direction, it's not unusual for her to be called upon by the local police and courts, the school, the hospital, and social services. Her reputation with these institutions is impeccable.

RP Hooks

Shrink - Maybe you're a patient (or maybe you oughta be), or maybe you need her help with something related to mental health like the cops, courts, doctors, schools, and bureaucrats occasionally do.

12 Step Program - She runs the local NA and AA meetings, as well as other group therapy sessions, and she'll also readily accommodate a private conversation if you're not ready to show up to group.

Paladin - Some people choose their Shadow Names, and some are chosen by them. This is a case of the latter.


Title Date Location Cast Summary
(Post) Marriage Counseling 2023-06-14 Laura Thompson, Jamie Murphy Jamie decides maybe she should talk to someone, and who better than Dr. Thompson?
The Hootenanny 2023-06-16 Angel Cleary, Travis Martinez, Rusty Murphy, Lucy Jordan, Laura Thompson, Jamie Murphy, Arlene Kinsey, Eddie Jenkins, Rebecca Willows A Hootenanny at June's Country Kitchen
Client Session: Macy Jones 2023-06-14 Laura Thompson Paladin meets a young client who tells her about a torturous doll and the malicious girl behind it.
Secret Suzie Showdown 2023-06-24 Arlene Kinsey, Laura Thompson, Rebecca Willows Paladin, Espy, and Fidelity go to the Kellum House to investigate a strange anomaly.
An Old Dog 2023-06-25 Hutchin's Pond Laura Thompson, Colt Murphy Laura gets Colt's opinion, and Sam gets a frog and bellyrubs.
Smooth Business Transaction 2023-07-03 Broken Shaker Laura Thompson, Henley Laura runs into Henley (maybe randomly? who knows?) at the Broken Shaker dive bar and acquires his help getting some Very Illegal Fireworks for the Fourth of July celebration.
4th of July - On The Roof Thompson Farmhouse Angel Cleary, Arlene Kinsey, Eddie Jenkins, Eric Schmidt, Jamie Murphy, Laura Thompson, Rusty Murphy, Travis Martinez The rooftop chatter at the 4th of July party hosted by Dr. Thompson.
Cabal Meeting No. 1 2023-07-06 Laura Thompson's Home Arlene Kinsey, Jay Watts, Laura Thompson, Rebecca Willows The Jericho Cabal meets to discuss the Kellums and Mountains Rest.
Mountains Rest Part 1 2023-07-08 Mountains Rest Arlene Kinsey, Jay Watts, Laura Thompson, Rebecca Willows The Jericho Cabal looks for Jesse Kellum at Mountains Rest.
Mountain's Rest Part 2 2023-07-07 Arlene Kinsey, Jay Watts, Laura Thompson, Rebecca Willows The finale at Mountain's Rest
The mission, the men, me 2023-07-14 Laura Thompson, Rebecca Willows Fidelity and Paladin talk about ethics, duty, and compassion in the wake of the incident at Mountain's Rest -- and perhaps even learn a thing or two about each other.
After Moving A Body, Remember To Hydrate 2023-07-12 Laura Thompson's House Arlene Kinsey, Laura Thompson Paladin and Espy discuss the future.
Been Doin' Okay 2023-07-13 A community hall Rusty Murphy, Laura Thompson Rusty finally goes to his group Grief Counselling after months of hiatus.
Jolene, Jolene 2023-07-22 Arlene Kinsey, Laura Thompson, Rebecca Willows Jolene has been talking to a tree, and that's... pretty odd.
Back to Mountain's Rest 2023-08-19 Mountain's Rest Arlene Kinsey, Rebecca Willows, Laura Thompson Hiss.